Welcome to my personal blog.
This is my soapbox, the place on the web where I can express my views about, well anything. I blog about those things that grab my attention, entertain, inform, educate or all of the above. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, if you have comments or ideas, then please contact me.
I am an experienced Technical Solution Architect / client facing consultant working for IBM Technology Support Services (TSS) based in the UK. My focus is Open Source Software (OSS). I’ve been in technical consulting since the early 1990’s – see Linkedin for more career info 👍🏻
I have worked with a broad range of products and technologies covering collaboration, social software, cloud, integration / middleware, containers and open source. My favourite programming languages are Node.js and C++ and I love playing with gadgets such as my Raspberry Pi or ZX Spectrum (which is how I started my interest in computing in the 1980’s)
I am a member (MIET) with the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) and also both a Chartered IT Practitioner (CITP) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the British Computer Society in the UK. I’m also a member of the Open Source Initiative and OpenUK.
At IBM, I’m an Academic Ambassador.. I work with universities / help with events such as mock interview days, guest lectures, student mentoring, technical hackathons etc. I’m an IBM Redbooks Thought Leader for Enterprise Mobile (IBM MobileFirst), also a blogger, and public speaker / podcaster when the opportunity presents itself..
Outside work, I enjoy football (the round ball 😉 ) .. I’m a season ticket holder at West Ham Utd, (a life of pain 😩), lover of Jaguar cars and I’m a film buff – especially SciFi & Super Hero 🦹♂️. and interested in the scientific aspects of the paranormal 👻